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Holy Motors (2012)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  4 July 2012 (France)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Mr. Oscar / Le Banquier / La Mendiante / L'O.S de la Motion Capture / M. Merde / Le Père / L'Accordéoniste / Le Tueur / Le Tué / Le Mourant / L'Homme au Foyer
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Céline (as Édith Scob)
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Eva Grace (Jean)
Elise Lhomeau ...
Léa (Élise)
Jeanne Disson ...
Angèle
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L'Homme à la tache de vin
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Le Dormeur / Voix Limousine (as LC)
Nastya Golubeva Carax ...
Reda Oumouzoune ...
L'Acrobate Mocap
Zlata ...
La Cyber-Femme
Geoffrey Carey ...
Le Photographe / Voix Limousine
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L'assistante photographe
Elise Caron
Corinne Yam
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

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Edith Scob, who plays chauffeur Céline, starred in the French horror classic Eyes Without a Face (1960), by director Georges Franju. Franju's cinema is the object of several homages throughout 'Holy Motors'. The mask that Céline puts on by the end of the film is a direct reference to 'Les yeux sans visage'. See more »

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Angèle: I'll be punished?
Mr. Oscar: Yes. Your punishment, my poor Angèle, is to be you. To have to live with yourself.
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Funeral March (Adagio molto)
from String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor (Op. 144)
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Pretentious garbage trying to be something it is not (art)
10 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is just a series of bizarre sequences accompanied by some (French) existential w***, aspiring to be art with no success. You can just picture the director on a mission to make something really weird and strange - like a bad attempt to make a David Lynch's movie (or a Cronenberg's) - although I will give it to him that some scenes were well shot. Lynch might be repeating himself from time to time, but there's no question some of his films are pure genius. Carax's film isn't. And the best proof of it, is the fact that he is constantly going for the shock factor (without even succeeding there). Cybersex? Tick. Male erection? Tick. Cannibalism? Tick. The film features a pop singer too, Kylie Minogue, but you can't help thinking it was really Lady Gaga he should have got in it: the film is like one of her videos, only lasting almost two hours. If you think that's art then this is really for you.


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